Thursday, December 30, 2010

A new take on an industrial design classic

I saw this cool lamp in the dutch magazine 101 woonideeen of this month and I like it a lot.
The UNFOLD pendant lamp offers a new take on an industrial design classic. Crafted from soft but strong silicone rubber, Unfold projects a modern and warm personality. The soft material also allows the lamp to be folded into a neat package. - Just open and unfold your new lamp.

Unfold is created for Danish design brand Muuto, for whom Form Us With Love also has designed the Match tea light holders.

So smart: the Woolfiller

A smart way to create new elbow patches in a different color for example or just to repair your favourite cardigen or carpet. Very eco friendly because you don't have to buy a new one. Check out Heleen's website for a short video with what and how.
Woolfiller repairs holes and hides stains in woollen jumpers, cardigans, jackets and carpets, for example. How?
Through embracing the specific character of wool. The fibres of wool contain miniscule scales which open up when they are pricked with a felt needle. The open scales bind with each other and will not be separated. Not even in the wash. A new solution for an age old problem.

Woolfiller is the invention of Heleen Klopper, a product-designer who has been fascinated for years by wool and felt and their specific characters.
In October 2009, she won the
Doen | Material Prize for Woolfiller.

This year Woolfiller was mentioned in Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2010.